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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,855 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 182005

Equinox 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 600 miles


2005 Chevy Equinox AWD, 3 starters, 3 coolant tanks, all coolant hoses changed, heater changed twice, a pillar panels leaked air, radiator replaced, battery bolt replaced, rear shelf broke, constant coolant smell in car, made wife sick, had car 5 months approx, spend around 90 + days in shop, dealer did all they could, but G.M. refused to work on car under warranty anymore, G.M. " forced " to buy back under lemon law, bought Toyota, period. Have all receipts and paper work for anybody interested.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 232005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,110 miles
Coolant was turning brown and starting to smell. Defective hoses were the problem. Hoses had to be replaced, engine flushed, new coolant, etc. Chevy knows of the problem, but has not informed any owners.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

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